TWD- Rugelach

Whew, TWD is now only every two weeks, and those weeks seem to go by quickly! We’re back this week with Rugelach, a cookie made of sour cream or cream cheese dough and filled with dried fruit, nuts, fruit preserves, cinnamon, chocolate, among others.
This recipe starts with a cream cheese dough, made of flour, cream cheese and butter. I made mine in a food processor. Shape it in a ball, flatten in a disk, and chill.

Before you look at this next picture, I have a confession. I chickened out in using an apricot or prune lekvar. I actually have a personal rule to not eat anything with apricots or prunes because I hate them. As the mom of small children, we never use that word, but I will now. I hate them. Soooo, I used raspberry preserves.

 Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over the preserves.

Before you look at the next picture, I have another confession. I used chocolate as Dorie posted in Baking From My Home to Yours. And I didn’t use dried fruit, cuz that’s gross. Oh, and also I forgot to get any kind of nut when I went to the grocery store. So we’re just going with chocolate and fruit.

Roll it up jelly-roll style and chill. Again.

 After it’s nice and chilly, you brush the roll with egg wash, slice and roll in cinnamon and sugar.

Bake for 25-30 minutes (mine took 20) at 375 degrees F. I didn’t wait to take a picture of the baked ones because I’m about to go to bed, but imagine these are de-panned and arranged nicely on a plate.

My husband and I just popped a couple of these in our mouths and were quite pleased. The actual cookie part is pretty delicious- crisp, buttery, and slightly tart from the cream cheese. I quartered the recipe because we have treats coming out our ears right now (red velvet sheet cake post to come). Although these were good, I’m not sure I would make them again. I’m not really a fruit cookie kind of person, but if you are, you should try these! And don’t forget the chocolate. ‘Cuz it makes everything better. Margaret and Jessica will have the recipe!


13 thoughts on “TWD- Rugelach

  1. Pamela says:

    I love chocolate and raspberry. I know that if I had made a raspberry version, it would have been all over for me. Not sure if it's a repeater here, either. Maybe for a very special ocassion.

  2. Cindy says:

    Next time I'm going with your chocolate idea. I do like fruit and nuts but they were a little much, even for me. I wanted more of the pastry to shine. But now I can say I've made Rugelach, that's an accomplishment!

  3. Carla says:

    I made the apricot lekvar and loved it, but I did think about making cherry next time to switch it up. I love your raspberry and choc idea! You sound like me – "I don't like this or this, so I'll do that and that instead." They look lovely πŸ™‚

  4. Ckay says:

    Hi, your filling must be delicious! I made them with prune lekvar and was so pleased because in the future I'm going to make lekvar for other bakings. Mmm yummy!PS: lovely blog

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